Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 08-13-2003, 12:19 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Problems with hiddev tablet support.

I'm trying to get a KBGear JamStudio tablet working under RH9. I can use it as a mouse pointer, but can't get the precision (x,y) and pressure working under the GIMP. The original writer of the js_x driver for XFree86 (supports JamStudio) suggests using devices like /dev/usb/hiddev0. However, when I try to use them, it simply says "No such device". I tried /dev/input/mouse? and /dev/input/event? but they didn't work in the GIMP. I have my tablet set up as your typical pointing device:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Stylus"
Driver "js_x"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/event0"

Section "ServerLayout"
# ...
InputDevice "Stylus" ""

These are the applicable lines. When I go into the GIMP and select Dialogs->Input Devices, it lists the Stylus device there. However, I get no response from the GIMP when I try to use it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Even if it's just specifics about why I might not be able to get the raw /dev/usb/hiddev0 device to work. Thanks!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Configuring a Wacom Graphire Tablet to track like a tablet (not like a mouse) anlace Debian 2 11-07-2006 05:20 AM
Tablet pc keyboard problems. salparadise Linux - Laptop and Netbook 0 10-20-2005 12:53 AM
HIDDEV and ioctl td873 Linux - Hardware 0 04-14-2005 01:22 PM
Rugged Tablet support - Hp Tr 3000 -GoBook Vizion Linux - Hardware 4 04-12-2005 11:40 PM
Installation Problems on Tablet PC kincyc Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 11-09-2003 05:57 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:08 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration